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Who doesn’t love a bow tie? They’re fun, they’re fashionable, they’re versatile. You can wear one as part of a causal ensemble or with formal attire for a fancy wedding. Pair them with jeans, suits, skirts, or sweater-vests—seriously, there’s basically no outfit that doesn’t benefit from a well-placed bow tie. Plus, if you learn how to tie one yourself, you can claim some serious bragging rights. (This skill is still my proudest fashion accomplishment.) Whether you’re shopping for yourself or your bookish friends and loved ones, these 20 literary bow ties are certain winners.